Towns plan Memorial Day parades, observances

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BRUNSWICK — Towns in the Mid-Coast will be celebrating Memorial Day with parades, memorial observances, and festivities on Monday, May 28.

Brunswick and Topsham will join forces to participate in a joint Memorial Day parade and observances. The parade, which includes several unique cars, will begin lining up at 7 a.m on Monument Place.

At 8:30 a.m., there will be an observance at the Topsham Town Hall. The Memorial Day Parade will proceed down Main Street to Brunswick beginning at 9 a.m., with a slight pause for a wreath-laying ceremony on the Frank J. Woods Bridge. The Brunswick observance will begin immediately following the Parade on the Mall. The guest speaker will be Maine Secretary of State Charles Summers Jr.

In Harpswell, observances will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a wreath tossing from the Ewing Narrows Bridge to honor those who died at sea. The annual parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Lookout Point Road and Harpswell Neck Road.

In Bath, at 7 a.m., donuts and coffee will be offered at the American Legion Hall. At 8 a.m., the Sons of the Union Vets will gather at the Civil War Monument in Oak Grove Cemetery, and a 9:30 a.m., there will be a wreath ceremony at Waterfront Park. The parade will line up at the American Legion Hall at 10 a.m., and begin marching at 10:30 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., there will be a ceremony at City Park Monument.

Matt Hongoltz-Hetling can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or Follow him on Twitter: @hh_matt.

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Topsham firefighter Glendon Bordas adjusts a banner over Maine Street last weekend, promoting next week’s Memorial Day parade.